Nov 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
. >> will he cut taxes. >> he wanted to cut taxes, hasn't been able to get that through the legislature. the interesting part is he's perceived as very moderate, where you could describe him as moderate because he's a more -- he's not an -- he's a get things done, cut the best deal conservative and he has had to do that in a blue state. i think this is the fascinating test. when he's in iowa, what are the rand pauls and ted cruzes and rick santorum say? does mitt romney's blessing help or hurt? >> he's perceived as a moderate because he embraced the president of the united states on the eve of the 2012 election after super storm sandy. >> the man who by the way made sure that his state got funneled millions of dollars and stood by him when his state was in need. >> other republicans hated him for that. >> they did, but did his embrace, did the embrace mean anything to mitt romney in the end? absolutely not. >> if you speak to some romney folks, they were irritated by it. >> they were irritated by it but did it cause him the election? no, it didn't. this is a personal brand this man has.
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that you and i would be saving $2500 a year. it's not going to happen. he promised us no tax increases. huge tax increases, in fact the biggest middle-class we've ever seen. he told you if we liked the program, we could keep it. tell that to 16 million americans today, or that the cost was actually going to go down. that didn't happen to jason anderson in my district, who's 31. he and his wife and his 2-year-old baby sought the premium double. >> what about the people who couldn't buy insurance because they had -- and earlier they couldn't buy health insurance. now they can. you would welcome that? >> that was a heartbreaker. that's something where republicans and democrats could have come together "the washington post" said this is a $5 billion problem. you know me, wolf. i'm a strong fiscal conservative. i would have wrote out the check for $5 billion every year to pay for the preexisting pool. that's something we could take care of. but we don't have to force over 300 million americans to buy a health insurance policy at a price they can't afford from a website that doesn't work. th
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grants? well over $2 billion. this is how much of your tax money has gone to helping the states get ready for obama care. >> the white house has pointed out that some of those state exchanges, they are working quite well, suggesting the money was well spent. >> they have said that, and that may be a fair claim. other places are not helping much with their arguments. for example, if you look at colorado, colorado has received almost 179 million to help deal with 716 uninsured residents here. so far just over 3,000 have enrolled. this is early in the process. much of this will change as it moves forward, but again, they make it look very costly. >> tom foreman, thank you. >>> still ahead, is the vatican vulnerable to u.s. spying? we're looking into a bombshell report in italy a key american ally tells me, though, anything is possible. >>> plus an update on the breaking news. the story we're following, a school bus that went off a bridge in kansas. across america people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar,